Welcome to The Soy Connection Podcasting center, an ongoing series of interviews with Soy Connection newsletter editorial board members and authors summarizing research data on soy and human health.
Soy and a Healthy Gut Microbiota
Soy Feeds A Hungry World
How Soy Fits In When It Comes to Fatty Acids
Evaluating the Effects of Soy Isoflavones on Depression
Statistics show that the number of people suffering from depression is growing. Could there be a connection between diet and mood? Dr. Mark Messina says yes, and that soy isoflavones can help. In this brief and informative podcast, Dr. Messina discusses the positive impact soy isoflavones can have on mood and depression—especially in women experiencing hormonal changes. We invite you to listen and find out more by reading Dr. Messina’s full article on these topics in the Volume 23.4 issue of The Soy Connection newsletter.
Soy Protein and Muscle Protein Synthesis
Jared Dickinson, PhD, an assistant professor at Arizona State University, has focused his research on understanding the mechanisms that contribute to the loss of muscle size and functioning with aging, and how exercise and nutrition can be utilized to improve muscle health in older adults and the clinical population. In this podcast, Dr. Dickinson focuses specifically on the overall impact soy protein has on the development of skeletal muscle and how to maximize soy intake for optimal muscle protein synthesis. More can be learned by reading Dr. Dickinson’s full article on this topic in the Volume 23, No. 3 issue of The Soy Connection newsletter.
Profile of Soy Elevated in the 2015 Dietary Guidelines
Research and Cancer Organizations Support Use of Soy
Evaluating Research Studies and the Hierarchy of Evidence
Health and nutrition studies abound. Whether about red wine, chocolate, or soy, how do you determine which studies carry the most weight? In this podcast, Dr. Guy Johnson, principal of Johnson Nutrition Solutions, examines the hierarchy of evidence and provides insight into the types of research studies that are done and why some are more reliable than others. Also, see the Volume 22, No. 1 issue of The Soy Connection newsletter for additional insights from Dr. Johnson.
Soy Formula May Be Good Choice for Infants
Researchers at the Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center have found that infants fed soy formula have demonstrated healthy growth and development equal to that of milk fed or breast-fed infants. That is just one finding in the long term Beginnings Study being conducted at the Center. The research, funded in part by the USDA, is studying development, nutritional status and overall health of formula fed children from birth through puberty. In this podcast, Dr. Thomas Badger, director of the Center, discusses the findings of the study so far.